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10 Minuet Essays - 2

Theme - 2nd Story Goods Author - Brandon Brooks To Me; 2nd Story goods is action. It is movement, it is a foolhardy challenge to the status quo. It/we are not always wise, not always efficient and not always right, but we are trying. None of us are professional anything. All of us are learning as we go. 2nd Story Goods is being a bit scared. A bit further out of the comfort zone than we’ve gone before. Its a bit past crazy = exciting and fun and bit into crazy = what the heck are you doing? Right there in margin. Right where God like to hang out. Its a crazy gamble like jesus trying to talk sense into...

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MAY 14, 2014  

FEAR IS THE STUFF OF AN UNDER ~ ACTIVE IMAGINATION i said that. i did. just the other day. and i still believe it,  48 hours later. fear is an easy ” go-to ” in my mind. i dont like it, but it still is. we tend to  think that lying and stealing and smoking and not voting well are the things that break God’s heart…but i wonder if the thing that breaks His heart the most, is that we live in fear.  after all the many days of kindness.  i struggle. true confessions here. i’ve recently experienced yet another moto tumble ( to call it an accident would infer there was another vehicle ) there was not. But dang,...

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JULY 20, 2011

THEY SCRAPE US CLEAN In Haiti, out in Jubilee, there is mud.  When it rains.  And even when it doesn’t rain, we are blessed to be near the sea and on the way out to the sea we inevitably get in mud.  Sometimes it is our feet, sometimes up to our knees, sometimes ( not mentioning any names ) we get the truck stuck in the mud. And when that happens , our feet and knees and shoulders  will also experience mud in the pushing out process. More than once it has been  shared at the end of a particularly mud filled day the transforming experience of one of the kids of Jubilee taking a stick or their hand ,...

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JULY 4, 2011  

HAITI – HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORT COUNTRY REPORT – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE HAITI (Special Case) The massive physical destruction in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, including the destruction of governmental buildings, equipment, and loss of personnel, and the continued lack of fundamental infrastructure throughout the government, severely limited the government’s ability to function in many areas, including in areas of law enforcement, social services and border control. This had a similarly limiting effect upon the government’s ability to address trafficking in persons. For these reasons, Haiti remains a Special Case for the sixth consecutive year. The extreme impact of the earthquake on the operational capacity of the Haitian government persisted throughout 2010 and into 2011. Twelve out of the...

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JUNE 1, 2011   

T R A N S – I – T I O NTRANSITION :  A PROCESS OR PERIOD IN WHICH SOMETHING UNDERGOES A CHANGE AND PASSES FROM ONE State … Stage … Form … or Activity … to another. Musically: a passage connecting two sections of a musical composition. Picture us strumming away to reach the right  chords to bring  us into the next part of the song. That is a lovely description of a messy procedure that I think of as “packing for the rest of your life”   Rebecca and I leave this Sunday for Haiti, when we return in July,  our house will be sold and the contents with it. So I have 6 suitcases to fill with...

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